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Workers' Day in South Africa

Labor Day is also known as International Workers’ Day and May Day. It’s a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but several countries observe it on other dates.

Is Workers' Day a Public Holiday?

Workers' Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A young girl laying in the grass in the spring sun surrounded by daisies.

Labor Day is often used as a day to defend workers’ rights.

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About Workers' Day

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Workers' Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017MonMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2018TueMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2019WedMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2020FriMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2021SatMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2022SunMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2022MonMay 2Day off for Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2023MonMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2024WedMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2025ThuMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2026FriMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday
2027SatMay 1Workers' DayPublic Holiday

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